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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Alleghany County'''
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<br> <br>'''Alleghany County, Virginia''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to '''Alleghany County''' (established 1822) genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.  
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southwest_Virginia Southwest Virginia] county in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenandoah_Valley Shenandoah Valley] region.
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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County Courthouse<br>P.O.Box 670<br>266 West Main Street<br>Covington, VA 24426-0670
 
  
== History  ==
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[http://www.alleghanycounty.us/ '''Allegheny County Courthouse''']<br>P.O.Box 670<br>266 West Main Street<br>Covington, VA 24426-0670<br>Phone 540-965-1730<br>
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Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1845<br>Divorce, Probate, Court and land recrord from 1822<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alleghany County, Virginia. Page 710 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Alleghany County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 3, No. 3 (Jul-Sep. 1959):129-131. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 B2vg}} and [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
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==== African Americans  ====
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*Freedmen's Bureau {{RecordSearch|1596147|Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1871}}
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*Boyd-Bragg, Dorothy A. "A Register of Free Negroes &amp; Mulattoes in Alleghany County, Virginia, 1855-1856," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 49, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2005):307-312. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see ''[[Alleghany County, Virginia Cemeteries]].''  
 
For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see ''[[Alleghany County, Virginia Cemeteries]].''  
  
The following is a list of cemeteries in Alleghany County:<ref>[http://www.topozone.com/states/Virginia.asp?county=Alleghany&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;feature=Cemetery USGS Map], www.trails.com</ref>  
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The following is a list of cemeteries in Alleghany County:<ref>[http://www.topozone.com/states/Virginia.asp?county=Alleghany USGS Map], www.trails.com</ref>  
  
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===== 1785 =====
  
 
*Burton, Charles T. ''Botetourt County, Va., 1785 Enumeration''. Troutville, Va.: Burton?, 1972. Available at {{FHL|64750|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.583 X2b}} and {{FHL|64750|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 928249 Item 2}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10615 Ancestry] ($). [All or part of present-day county of Alleghany is included.]
 
*Burton, Charles T. ''Botetourt County, Va., 1785 Enumeration''. Troutville, Va.: Burton?, 1972. Available at {{FHL|64750|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.583 X2b}} and {{FHL|64750|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 928249 Item 2}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10615 Ancestry] ($). [All or part of present-day county of Alleghany is included.]
  
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===== 1840 =====
  
 
*Douthat, James L. ''1840 Alleghany County, Virginia Census''. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. '''Free online surname index''' and purchase details at [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/va/details/va-0680w.html Mountain Press] website.
 
*Douthat, James L. ''1840 Alleghany County, Virginia Census''. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. '''Free online surname index''' and purchase details at [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/va/details/va-0680w.html Mountain Press] website.
  
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===== 1860 =====
  
 
*Perkins, Louise M. ''1860 Alleghany County, Virginia Census''. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. '''Free online surname index''' and purchase details at [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/va/details/Alleghany1860census.html Mountain Press] website.
 
*Perkins, Louise M. ''1860 Alleghany County, Virginia Census''. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. '''Free online surname index''' and purchase details at [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/va/details/Alleghany1860census.html Mountain Press] website.
  
'''1890 Union Veterans'''
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===== 1890 Union Veterans =====
  
 
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/VirginiaCivilWarVets.doc Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890]''. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website. [Includes residents of this county.]
 
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/VirginiaCivilWarVets.doc Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890]''. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website. [Includes residents of this county.]
  
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==== Genealogy ====
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Several genealogies have been published about Alleghany County families. To view a list, visit [[Alleghany County, Virginia Genealogy]].
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Several genealogies have been published about Alleghany County families. To view a list, visit [[Alleghany County, Virginia Genealogy]].  
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*''Alleghany County, Virginia: Its Resources and Industries''. 1907. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=qtYz7my0nuEC Google Books] (full-view).  
 
*''Alleghany County, Virginia: Its Resources and Industries''. 1907. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=qtYz7my0nuEC Google Books] (full-view).  
 
*McAllister, Hugh Maffitt. ''Historical Sketch of Alleghany County, Virginia''. Richmond: n.p., 1910. Available at {{FHL|633229|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Fiche 6015385}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10545 Ancestry] ($).  
 
*McAllister, Hugh Maffitt. ''Historical Sketch of Alleghany County, Virginia''. Richmond: n.p., 1910. Available at {{FHL|633229|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Fiche 6015385}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10545 Ancestry] ($).  
*McAllister, W.A. "Pioneer Days in Alleghany County," ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 10, No. 2 (Oct., 1902), pp. 183-187; Vol. 10, No. 3 (Jan. 1902):254-257. Digital version at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).  
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*McAllister, W.A. "Pioneer Days in Alleghany County," ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4242509 Vol. 10, No. 2 (Oct., 1902), pp. 183-187]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4242531 Vol. 10, No. 3 (Jan. 1902):254-257]. Digitized by [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR] - free.  
 
*Morton, Oren Frederic. ''A Centennial History of Alleghany County, Virginia''. Dayton, Va.: J.K. Ruebush Co., 1923. Available at {{FHL|121546|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.581 H2m}} and {{FHL|121546|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 599242 Item 1}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10546 Ancestry] ($).
 
*Morton, Oren Frederic. ''A Centennial History of Alleghany County, Virginia''. Dayton, Va.: J.K. Ruebush Co., 1923. Available at {{FHL|121546|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.581 H2m}} and {{FHL|121546|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 599242 Item 1}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10546 Ancestry] ($).
  
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==== Military  ====
 
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*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital versions at [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Allegany County on page 133.]
 
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital versions at [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Allegany County on page 133.]
  
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*''List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance...'' Washington, D.C.: Governnment Printing Office, 1883. {{FHL|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Alleghany County, p. 60.]
 
*''List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance...'' Washington, D.C.: Governnment Printing Office, 1883. {{FHL|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Alleghany County, p. 60.]
  
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Civil War service men from Alleghany County served in various regiments. Within a regiment, companies were often comprised of men who lived in a smaller geographical area within the county parameters. Listed below are regiments with whom men from Alleghany County served. Because Confederate units often reorganized, this list might not be complete.<br>  
 
Civil War service men from Alleghany County served in various regiments. Within a regiment, companies were often comprised of men who lived in a smaller geographical area within the county parameters. Listed below are regiments with whom men from Alleghany County served. Because Confederate units often reorganized, this list might not be complete.<br>  
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]], ''A Centennial History of Alleghany County, Virginia,'' only lists the names of five men who were from Alleghany County.<br>  
 
:- [[2nd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]], ''A Centennial History of Alleghany County, Virginia,'' only lists the names of five men who were from Alleghany County.<br>  
:- [[10th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|10th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) ]]<br>  
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:- [[10th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|10th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company I (Riverton Invincibles).<ref>Terrence V. Murphy, ''10th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1989). {{FHL|440028|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 55}}.</ref>  
:- [[11th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|11th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) ]]<br>  
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:- [[11th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|11th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company K (Valley Regulators).<ref>Oren Frederic Morton, ''A Centennial History of Alleghany County, Virginia'' (Dayton, Va.: J.K. Ruebush Co., 1923). {{FHL|121546|item|disp=FHL Book 975.581 H2m}}.</ref>  
:- [[22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment) (Confederate)|22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) ]]<br>  
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:- [[22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment) (Confederate)|22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment)]]. Company G (Rocky Point Grays).<ref>Terry D. Lowry, ''22nd Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|361573|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 44}}.</ref>  
:- [[27th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|27th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) ]]<br>  
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:- [[27th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|27th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) ]]. Company A Light Infantry (Alleghany Roughs), Company B (Virginia Hibernians), and Company C (Alleghany Rifles).<ref>Lowell Reidenbaugh, ''27th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). {{FHL|645803|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 90}}.</ref>  
:- [[59th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)| 59th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]<br>
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:- [[59th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|59th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]<br>  
 
:- [[60th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (3rd Regiment, Wise Legion) (Confederate)|60th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]<br>
 
:- [[60th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (3rd Regiment, Wise Legion) (Confederate)|60th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]<br>
  
 
However,&nbsp;''A Centennial History of Alleghany County, Virginia,&nbsp;''&nbsp;also lists additional names of Alleghany Companies such as the Alleghany Rough Artillery (Capt. John C. Carpenter's Co.) , Alleghany Light Infantry (Co. A, 27th Regiment) afterwards called Alleghany Artillery, Alleghany Reserves (Co. C, 10th Battalion, Virginia Reserves), Alleghany Rifles (Co. C, 27th Regiment)  
 
However,&nbsp;''A Centennial History of Alleghany County, Virginia,&nbsp;''&nbsp;also lists additional names of Alleghany Companies such as the Alleghany Rough Artillery (Capt. John C. Carpenter's Co.) , Alleghany Light Infantry (Co. A, 27th Regiment) afterwards called Alleghany Artillery, Alleghany Reserves (Co. C, 10th Battalion, Virginia Reserves), Alleghany Rifles (Co. C, 27th Regiment)  
  
<u>'''Civil War Sources'''</u>
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'''Civil War Sources'''  
  
*''Morton, Oren F., A Centennial History of Alleghany County, Virginia'',&nbsp; (J. K. Ruebush Company, 1923). (pp. 156-172), {{FHL|121546|title-id|disp=FHL book 975.581 H2m}}
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*Virginia, Civil War [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932382 Service Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865]
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*Virginia, Civil War [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932427 Service Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865]
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*''Morton, Oren F., A Centennial History of Alleghany County, Virginia'',&nbsp; (J. K. Ruebush Company, 1923). (pp. 156-172), {{FHL|121546|item|disp=FHL book 975.581 H2m}}
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==== Naturalization  ====
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*Virginia {{RecordSearch|1877093|Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929}}
  
 
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==== Petitions  ====
 
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*Eckenrode, H.J. ''Virginia State Library:&nbsp;A Calendar of Legislative Petitions Arranged by Counties Accomac - Bedford''. Richmond, Va.: Davis Bottom, Superintendent of Public Printing, 1908. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=9VUVAAAAYAAJ Google Books] (full-view). [Alleghany County petitions (1820-1861) are described on pp. 87-95.]
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*Eckenrode, H.J. ''Virginia State Library:&nbsp;A Calendar of Legislative Petitions Arranged by Counties Accomac - Bedford''. Richmond, Va.: Davis Bottom, Superintendent of Public Printing, 1908. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=9VUVAAAAYAAJ Google Books]. [Alleghany County petitions (1820-1861) are described on pp. 87-95.]
 
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*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Alleghany County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 3, No. 3 (Jul-Sep. 1959):129-131. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 B2vg}} and [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 New England Ancestors] ($).
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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'''''Birth'''''
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===== Birth =====
  
*Fridley, Beth. ''Alleghany County, Virginia Births, 1853-96 ''[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Available at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3681 Ancestry] ($).
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*'''1853-1896''' - Fridley, Beth. ''Alleghany County, Virginia Births, 1853-96 ''[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Available at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3681 Ancestry] ($).
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*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($).
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{{Tip|For birth, marriage, and death record substitutes, see [[{{PAGENAME}}#Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Church Records|Church Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Newspapers|Newspapers]], and [[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate Records|Probate Records]].}}
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Alleghany Highlands Genealogical Society, Inc.|Alleghany Highlands Genealogical Society, Inc.]]
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Alleghany County, Virginia genealogy and family history research page. Guide to Alleghany County (established 1822) genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

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Founded January 5, 1822
County Seat Covington
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Contents

County Courthouse

Alleghany County, Virginia Courthouse

Allegheny County Courthouse
P.O.Box 670
266 West Main Street
Covington, VA 24426-0670
Phone 540-965-1730

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1845
Divorce, Probate, Court and land recrord from 1822[1]


Beginning Dates for Alleghany County, Virginia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1822 1853 1830 1822 1822

History

Allegheny Mountain Range, Spruce Knob

The county was named after the Alleghany Mountains.[2]

Parent County

1822--Allegany County was created 5 January 1822 from Bath, Botetourt and Monroe Counties. Monroe County is now in West Virginia.
County seat: Covington [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Vaalleghany.jpg

Research Guides

African Americans

  • Freedmen's Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1871
  • Boyd-Bragg, Dorothy A. "A Register of Free Negroes & Mulattoes in Alleghany County, Virginia, 1855-1856," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 49, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2005):307-312. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).

Bible Records

Images of the Virginia Historical Society's family Bible collection have been digitized:

Additional Bible records include:


Cemeteries

For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see Alleghany County, Virginia Cemeteries.

The following is a list of cemeteries in Alleghany County:[4]

  • Alleghany Memorial Park
  • Carter Cemetery
  • Central Church Cemetery
  • Crown Hill Cemetery
  • Helmintoller Cemetery
  • Hoke Cemetery
  • Hooks Cemetery
  • Humphries Cemetery
  • Lewis Tunnel Cemetery
  • Mallow Cemetery
  • Mount Carmel Cemetery
  • Mountain View Cemetery
  • Oakland Cemetery
  • Rose Hill Cemetery
  • Simmons Cemetery
  • Smith Cemetery
  • Walton Memorial Cemetery

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1830 2,816
1840 2,749 −2.4%
1850 3,515 27.9%
1860 6,765 92.5%
1870 3,674 −45.7%
1880 5,586 52.0%
1890 9,283 66.2%
1900 16,330 75.9%
1910 14,173 −13.2%
1920 15,332 8.2%
1930 20,188 31.7%
1940 22,688 12.4%
1950 23,139 2.0%
1960 12,128 −47.6%
1970 12,461 2.7%
1980 14,333 15.0%
1990 13,176 −8.1%
2000 12,926 −1.9%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.
To access census records online, see Virginia Census.
1785
1840
  • Douthat, James L. 1840 Alleghany County, Virginia Census. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website.
1860
  • Perkins, Louise M. 1860 Alleghany County, Virginia Census. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website.
1890 Union Veterans

Church Records

Court

Genealogy

Several genealogies have been published about Alleghany County families. To view a list, visit Alleghany County, Virginia Genealogy.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Allegany County on page 133.]
War of 1812
  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Governnment Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Alleghany County, p. 60.]
Civil War

Civil War service men from Alleghany County served in various regiments. Within a regiment, companies were often comprised of men who lived in a smaller geographical area within the county parameters. Listed below are regiments with whom men from Alleghany County served. Because Confederate units often reorganized, this list might not be complete.

The following Regiments are mentioned in A Centennial History of Alleghany County, Virginia, by Oren Frederic Morton FHL book 975.581 H2m

- 2nd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate), A Centennial History of Alleghany County, Virginia, only lists the names of five men who were from Alleghany County.
- 10th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company I (Riverton Invincibles).[5]
- 11th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company K (Valley Regulators).[6]
- 22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment). Company G (Rocky Point Grays).[7]
- 27th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) . Company A Light Infantry (Alleghany Roughs), Company B (Virginia Hibernians), and Company C (Alleghany Rifles).[8]
- 59th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)
- 60th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)

However, A Centennial History of Alleghany County, Virginia,  also lists additional names of Alleghany Companies such as the Alleghany Rough Artillery (Capt. John C. Carpenter's Co.) , Alleghany Light Infantry (Co. A, 27th Regiment) afterwards called Alleghany Artillery, Alleghany Reserves (Co. C, 10th Battalion, Virginia Reserves), Alleghany Rifles (Co. C, 27th Regiment)

Civil War Sources

Naturalization

Newspapers

The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local Alleghany County, Virginia newspapers.


Occupations

Petitions

  • Eckenrode, H.J. Virginia State Library: A Calendar of Legislative Petitions Arranged by Counties Accomac - Bedford. Richmond, Va.: Davis Bottom, Superintendent of Public Printing, 1908. Digital version at Google Books. [Alleghany County petitions (1820-1861) are described on pp. 87-95.]

Probate Records

Taxation

How can Virginia tax lists help me?

  • [1774] Tithables, 1774, Alleghany Highlands Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Apr. 1998).

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1853-1896 - Fridley, Beth. Alleghany County, Virginia Births, 1853-96 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Available at Ancestry ($).
Marriage
Death

Alleghany County, Virginia deaths are included in the Library of Virginia's Death Index of Virginia, 1853-1896, sponsored by The Virginia Genealogical Society, available online - free.

Vital Record Substitutes

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

 
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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alleghany County, Virginia. Page 710 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia Contributors, "Allegheny Mountains," in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegheny_Mountains, accessed 13 January 2012.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. USGS Map, www.trails.com
  5. Terrence V. Murphy, 10th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1989). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 55.
  6. Oren Frederic Morton, A Centennial History of Alleghany County, Virginia (Dayton, Va.: J.K. Ruebush Co., 1923). FHL Book 975.581 H2m.
  7. Terry D. Lowry, 22nd Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 44.
  8. Lowell Reidenbaugh, 27th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 90.